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The name  'Chandera Kothi', is an ode to our roots in the village of Chandera and our ancestors, the brave Bundela Rajputs,

who were descendants of the rulers of Orchha.

‘Chandera Kothi’ is poised beautifully on the banks of the river Betwa, surrounded by pristine farmlands with a clear view of the river and the forest beyond.


Here, you wake up to the sound of multitudinous birds including peacocks, hornbills, the Indian roller and get to greet the kingfisher as he takes a break from diving in the river.


At night, chances are you will spot a family of jackals through the picture window of your room when they come for their nightly excursions. 

In building our home stay,  we have taken care to use local  products. Almost everything is from the land around us  including

the bricks, which were reclaimed from old houses in hamlets near by or locally available stone, mud, Vedic paint and plaster also made with organic products, old doors and windows, iron grills and upcycled furniture.


We have consciously invested our time, money and effort to source materials that would avoid any burden on the environment. 

We use age-old family recipes passed down to us over generations. The guests can expect a mix of local Bundelkhandi, Gujarati, Bengali, Bihari & Oriya dishes along with a smattering of other recipes picked up from close extended family that are treats they can have only in our home. 

We offer simple home-cooked food with a lot of our own farm grown organic produce in rare recipes like Moringa flowers cooked in a tangy mustard gravy, pickled wild berries, chicken pickle and flax seed chutney.



'Chandera Kothi’ is an ideal vacation home to come away from the din of city life into the lap of nature where you can choose to meditate, exercise, simply lie back and soak in a slice of village life or explore the rich history, culture and heritage of the erstwhile kingdom of Orchha. 


About the Owners :

Sanghita Singh 

Sanghita Singh is a journalist and writer who has been associated with India’s top media houses in a career spanning over two decades. In her prolific career as a lifestyle journalist, she has covered various aspects of art, culture and spirituality. She recently started The Positivity Project as an initiative to help people discover security and stability in their minds while most experienced severe groundlessness during the raging second wave of the pandemic. Her goal is to see a shift in the consciousness of the world by helping individuals transform deeply at the level of the mind, body and soul. She takes a keen interest in food and has co-authored The Seven Sisters: Kitchen Tales from the North East.

Madhur Singh Bundela

Madhur has worked in the television industry for 20 years. He has worked with leading media giants like Sony, Reliance and Sahara. His ancestors ruled over the kingdom of Orchha and it is therefore a matter of great pride for the family to have returned to settle back here.

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We offer 4 Bedrooms on a single or double occupancy basis

for a maximum capacity of 8 people

If required an additional bed can be made available on request




Breakfast is included with the Room 

Other meals can be provided on request and at an additional cost

Laundry & Housekeeping

Free Wifi


Sit and enjoy an exquisite view of the Betwa river from our property.

All rooms have picture window views 

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“The Hidden Place" as some say the name means, Orchha is indeed a jewel in the tourist map of Madhya Pradesh.  

Dotted with ancient forts, palaces, cenotaphs (Chattris) & temples it reveals its true beauty in the midst of the natural bounty

of the forest and the river ‘Betwa’

on the banks of which it lies idyllic, frozen in time.

Historical & Cultural Sites


The most famous monument in Orchha is the 'Raja Ram Temple'. It is the only temple in the world where Lord Ram is revered

as a King with a uniformed Police Guard presenting Arms and saluting the King during every ‘aarti’.  


The sprawling Jahangir Mahal which was built in honour of Emperor Jahangir who married a princess of Orchha, nestles quietly in the Orchha Fort.


The legend of 'Hardaul' and the Laxmi temple housing unique and extraordinary Bundela paintings are local must visit sites. 


The many fascinating stories, associated with local architectural marvels that make up the folklore of Orchha,  has finally made the town a focus of  international attention and has been  selected under the “Historic Urban Landscape Project” by UNESCO.

Local Excursions  & Day Trips

Orchha has the advantage of being well connected to other places of interest in the vicinity.

Some of these include Jhansi, Tikamgarh, Chanderi & Khajuraho amongst many others


Nature Trail & Jungle Safari

Village Exploration

A nature trail & walk in the Jungle to see a variety of Birds & animals

as well as the historic King's

Hunting lodge

Or a leisurely stroll through the farms and village seeing the locals make handicrafts and object de art.

River Rafting & Kayaking

On the Betwa

There are also adventure activities like river rafting & kayaking on the river Betwa


Guest Testimonials

Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions


Dear Guests,



Namaste. It will be a privilege to host you at CHANDERA KOTHI, Orchha. As hosts, we make all efforts to ensure that our guests have a happy and memorable visit. In doing so, it is important for us to be transparent and clear about what our guests can expect in the course of their stay.


Firstly, we would like to humbly reaffirm that CHANDERA KOTHI is a HOMESTAY and NOT a HOTEL and would request our esteemed guests to be aware whilst making this choice of accommodation.


As a homestay duly registered with the state government, we are governed by government policies and rules and have a few terms and conditions of our own for reasons of operational convenience, safety and security.

We request our guests to read all the “Terms & Conditions” mentioned below, before making the reservation.






Guests are requested to provide valid photo ID card with address (Including Children)


Guests who are Foreign Nationals / Passport Holders are requested to share copies of their documents (Passport & Visa details) for completing requisite paper work with local authorities


Guests are requested to pay 100% in advance (Bank Transfer / Paytm UPI ID) to confirm their reservations


Check in timing is from 2 pm onwards and Check out timing is at 11 am


We are  not yet a Pet friendly property but are working towards it.


We do not offer any lodging and boarding facilities for escorts, guides, drivers or any other staff accompanying the guest. However, we can help find a suitable paid facility in Orchha


On account of the small inventory of rooms, in case of any urgent maintenance or other logistic issues, we may have to accommodate the guest in a room that is different from the category chosen at the time of making the reservation. In such a case, subject to the availability of rooms, we will upgrade the room category for free. However, in case it is a downgrade of room category, we will compensate the difference between the two room categories at a fixed sum of Rs.1000/- per room, per night. In case of other circumstances that are beyond the control of the management wherein the management is forced to cancel the reservation, only the reservation amount which may have been paid by the guest will be refunded after due diligence and following Indian Vagabond LLP policy in this regard.




All meals are served in a designated Dining Area


Guests who wish to have any meal are requested to confirm the same at least six to eight hours prior to the scheduled meal timings. This helps us to plan the menu and procure ingredients afresh from the local market


Guests are requested to advise dietary constraints / food allergies, preference of Veg / Non-Veg (Options: Eggs, Chicken, Fish) at the time of making the reservation. This is especially relevant for Lunch & Dinner


Guests are requested to adhere to meal timings in the designated dining area


Breakfast Timings: 0800 hrs -1000 hrs

Lunch Timings:      1300 hrs - 1500 hrs

Tea Timings:         1700 hrs - 1800 hrs

Dinner Timings:     2000 hrs - 2200 hrs


Guests are requested not to take food, crockery and cutlery from the dining area to their rooms, Riverside or any other area 


Guests are requested not to bring outside food to eat in the rooms


Government rules prohibit us from providing room service 




Guests are requested not to hang or dry wet towels or garments on the wooden furniture inside the rooms or on the railings outside. They are welcome to do so at a designated place outside the house.


Guests can access the riverfront through a gate on the boundary. Gate will be closed an hour after sunset and will open at daylight. However, guests going to the river side, do so at their own risk. 


Guests are not allowed to entertain any third party / outsiders on the property or in the rooms  


If the guest or any other person with the guest causes any damage at the homestay, be it purposefully or carelessly, they will have to pay for it. However, this does not include regular wear and tear of an item

Guests are requested to communicate only with the owner or designated manager on duty to seek any clarifications or assistance and not directly with the other staff in any regard


Guests are requested to conduct themselves such, as not to cause any disturbance to other guests or the host family


Guests are not allowed to run a kitchen independently




We change Bed & Bath linen once a week unless specifically requested for otherwise at the time of reservation


Guests are requested to dispose waste in the dustbin and NOT in the WC 


SMOKING is allowed in open areas away from the main house and guests are requested to dispose cigarette butts and packets safely 


Guests are requested to help maintain cleanliness of the premises, make required timely payments as due and adhere to the rules of the Homestay



Full refund for cancellations up to 30 days before check in


If booked fewer than 30 days before check in, full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking and at least 14 days before check – in


After that, 50% refund up to 7 days before check in


NIL refund after that


Please feel free to call or message for any specific requirements, clarifications or additional information. We look forward to your visit.


Thank you,

We look forward to your visit.


Warm regards,

Sanghita Singh & Madhur Singh Bundela

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At Chandera Kothi, accessible from, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors.

This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Chandera Kothi and

how we use it. If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

Chandera Kothi follows the standard procedure to log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this as a part of hosting services' analytics. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Chandera Kothi uses "cookies". The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.

Chandera Kothi does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


Online Privacy Policy Only

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Chandera Kothi. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.


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